Tuesday, January 8, 2013

From the Back Burner

A few years ago I went camping with family members who live in Austin. They took us to Perdenales State Park to a campground with the most spacious sites I've ever seen. As with all places I've never seen, I was wide eyed with appreciation for the beauty of the land. Every place I turned, was material for a painting. I came upon this little cave while climbing through the rocky basin that the river runs through.  It looked like it had just enough head room to carefully fit a kayak under. I'll bet there's a story too behind the branch that looks it's propping up the boulders. I have no idea how far back the opening extends but it had enough mystery to excite my imagination.  I know I'll get back to that park with more time and a lot of canvasses.


Water Cave - oil on linen panel - 9x12
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    1. Thank you Jean. It was a lovely spot to paint. Since family lives in the area, I'm sure I'll get a chance to paint plein air there next time.Today's painting is from the same spot.

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  4. Glad to have found your blog, love your paintings and especially the looseness of your brushstrokes.

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    1. Thank you Barb for reading and for your kind words.I'm finding I have to work looser than usual in order to finish. I'm also finding it useful to work with a more limited palette than usual.

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    1. Thank you Prabha! I appreciate your comment!

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